Antimicrobial Beads: Are They Worthwhile For Postoperative Treatment Of Osteomyelitis?

Source: Podiatry Today

Osteomyelitis of the foot and ankle presents unique treatment challenges. The peripheral anatomy, limited soft tissue envelope and highly articular, weight bearing surfaces all contribute to complications in treatment. For decades, surgeons have used polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a non-reactive acrylic polymer, extensively for orthopedic structural repair and anchoring implants.

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